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New Sheet Music published by TONY WHITTAKERNew Sheet Music published by TONY WHITTAKER

Tuesday 12th April

Entitled "The 51 Steps", this medium tempo swing number is in the style of Benny Goodman, Count Basie etc. Piano score in Eb with added chord symbols for keyboard/guitar.  Good tune for improvisation.

ISMN: 9790708076544. 4-pages A4 format.
Price £6.00 including postage (UK only).

If you wish to order, please send cheques payable to: Tony Whittaker, 49 Hollystitches Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 9QA.

West Surrey Organ and Keyboard ClubWest Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club

Monday 11th April

In it's current guise, the club was started in 1968 and moved to Shalford Village Hall, Guildford, Surrey in April 1976. We therefore reached a landmark of 45years in existence in 2013.  Originally called West Surrey Organ Society, in 2007 it was decided to change the name to West Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club, thereby reflecting the increased popularity of the different types of instrument.

In 2015 we were lucky enough to gain sponsorship funding through two local charities, who support and provide grants to organisations that make a difference in the community, in our cas... Read more.

Yamaha Launches new instrumentsYamaha Launches new instruments

Friday 8th April

Yamaha has added four new instruments to it's digital piano and keyboard line-up.

There are two new Arius digital pianos: the YDP-163 and YPD-143. Both are models aimed at buyers on a budget but with no compromise on specs. The YDP-163 features a Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action, an improved CF sound engine and Stereophonic Optimiser, which... Read more.

Wersi Launch New OrganWersi Launch New Organ

Thursday 7th April

Wersi recently introduced their new organ, the Pergamon OAX1000. 

Wersi say...

"The new instrument features 3 x 76 note manuals, the new Wersi Sonic OAX software, 10 SFX buttons, more volume drawbars, more physical control push buttons, a new set of Percussion drawbars to compliment the Upper and Lower set of drawbars and all of the state of the art technology that you'd expect from the new WERSI Flagship instrument. "

To find out more, contact Wersi Direct (UK) on 0800 084 2013 or info@wersidirect.com

Wersi unveiled ... Read more.

Musicians Union Support for EUMusicians Union Support for EU

Wednesday 6th April

The Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union (MU) has reaffirmed its support for Britain remaining part of the European Union.

For musicians, the benefits of Britain staying in the EU are numerous.

Open borders make touring both easier and less expensive, EU health and safety legislation has meant that the job of being a musician has become safer and workers’ rights legislation in general has improved the working life of musicians in the UK. The Working Time Directive, for instance, redefined the definition of a worker for the purposes of working ti... Read more.

New Korg Software ReleasedNew Korg Software Released

Wednesday 6th April

Due to popular demand, Pete Shaw has re-made his Strictly Musicals Software on USB Stick for the all new Korg Pa4X Keyboard.

Programmed in Songbook this time, it features 101 song titles with 4 registrations per song. Available direct from Pete @ £49.95 inc P+P. For more details ring Pete on 01490 440553.

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